By the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Thailand, surrounded by lush tropical hills, The Palayana Hua Hin makes for an enchanting destination with no dearth of picture-perfect spots. For Jessica and Param, it made perfect sense to capture their love in a pre-wedding photoshoot at the resort. With a few pictures taken at the Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort And Spa, they managed to create a stunning photo series.
Jessica shares with us their story and pictures.
How We Met
“We had a few mutual friends one of whom was very keen on setting us up. When we did meet on an occasion, we didn’t talk much because it was already a bit awkward. One day, four of us planned a beach trip but I had to cancel last minute. Param sent me a cheeky message about not coming and that’s how the conversations began.
As we chatted, we found out that our mothers were friends in the late 1990s but had lost touch and we had played together as kids. Later, I realized his mother was a teacher in the school I attended in the mid-’90s before we moved to Melbourne from Delhi. After about six months Param decided to make a move and that’s when our relationship officially began.”
“We enjoy hiking and outdoor activities so he suggested we hike up to Mt. Macedon, Victoria. Naturally, I got ready in my hiking gear while Param decided to dress a little more formally. I’m very particular about dressing appropriately for any occasion so when he decided to take us to a formal restaurant in the mountain ranges, I felt underdressed and was quite annoyed.
Once we reached a lookout point with beautiful views, Param hugged me from behind but then slowly stepped backward. After a few seconds, I turned around to see what he was doing, only to realize he was on one knee with a ring in his hand! He asked me to marry him but I didn’t hear anything after he popped the question because I was too busy crying!”
Pre Wedding Photoshoot
“DM Official Shots came highly recommended by our wedding planner and our pre-wedding shoot with them was a fun experience. They are a great team with a very flexible, accommodating approach which made it easy for us to be in front of the camera.
Our shoot had both casual and formal facets. The pictures shot at the Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort And Spa were casual while the elegant environs of The Palayana Hua Hin were the backdrop for our more formal portraits.
Our photographer Dev played many roles – he scouted for locations at these properties, helped us with styling the shoot and made the entire process very easy and enjoyable. Param and I loved that all we were required to do was be ourselves as they went around capturing some really special moments.
I also absolutely loved getting dolled up by the team of makeup artists and hairstylists. Param, on the other hand, liked this part the least since he was ready in 10 minutes and had to find a way to pass his time. We also enjoyed spending time with the whole team which included our photographer, beauty team and wedding planner. All of us had a great day together!”
Venues: The Palayana Hua Hin, Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort And Spa
Photography: DM Official Shots